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Stiff Jab

"Styles Make Fights."

Est. 2010

Stiff Jab began in 2010 as one of the first Tumblr accounts providing original content about boxing and mixed martial arts. Almost three years later, we’re a mult-platform magazine covering every level of the fight game. Our staff is ringside for most major fights on the East Coast. We also bring you regular reports on boxing, MMA, scotch and beer reviews, and whatever else we feel like writing about.

We’re always seeking submissions that feature original reporting from professional journalists and photographers with backgrounds in mixed martial arts or boxing.

If you’ve got a tip, a show you would like us to cover, a fighter we should highlight, a story to pitch, or need to get in touch with us for any other reason please contact us using the information below:

Stiff Jab LLC

1823 Newton St NW #209

Washington, DC 20010

(202) 525-5456


Founder & Editor: Gautham Nagesh is writer and journalist based in Washington, D.C. His boxing writing has been featured by The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Queensberry Rules, BoxingScene,, NPR, and The Hill. Gautham is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of AmericaTransnational Boxing Rankings Board and the International Boxing Research Organization. You can follow him on Twitter at @gnagesh.

Senior MMA Correspondent: Dr. Octagon, J.D. is a New York-based attorney and Scotch aficionado that has covered mixed martial arts for Stiff Jab since January 2011. He assures us that he doesn’t have a problem. 

Boxing Photojournalist: Trey Pollard is a photojournalist based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @TreyPollard.

Posse Member Managing Editor: Anna John is the managing editor of Stiff Jab and a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. Her boxing writing and photography has been featured by NPR, Ring Magazine, and The Queensberry Rules. Follow her on Twitter at @suitablegirl.

Senior Boxing Correspondent: Sarah Deming is the author of the children’s novel Iris, Messenger (Harcourt, 2007). Her essays appear in the Threepenny Review and the Huffington Post and have been awarded a Pushcart Prize and listed as notable in Best American Essays. She is a former NYC Golden Gloves champion who now volunteers as a strength and conditioning coach at Atlas Cops & Kids in East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Follow her on Twitter at @SarahDeming.

Boxing Correspondent: Craig Dowd is a fiction writer and journalist from Ocean Grove, N.J. He was a columnist for the TriCityNews, an alternative newsweekly in Asbury Park, N.J., from 2007-2011, covering arts, culture and politics. He currently lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn with his girlfriend, a teacher in Coney Island, and their large collection of books about wolves. Follow him on Twitter: @CraigAndrewDowd.

Beer Columnist: The Kid Moe is a homebrewer and beer lover living in San Francisco. He tries all the brews he can get his hands on and lets you know what’s what. You can follow his mostly unrelated Twitter feed at @bcbuchanan.

Backpage Columnist: The Fourth Judge lives in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn and somehow earns a living in the publishing industry. Subscribe to his podcast here and follow him on Twitter: @NBAInjuryR3port


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